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Time is Now - Oakland youth leadership summit

On May 31st, 2014, Oakland will be home to the first ever East Bay LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Summit organized by GSA Network, Girls, Inc., Youth UpRising, La Clinica de La Raza, Gender Spectrum, and many more.

"We often see the majority of queer-related resources and events located in San Francisco, creating an obstacle for many low-income LGBTQ youth who live across the bay," said Isaias Guzman, event organizor and GSA Network board member. "The Time Is Now: Youth Empowerment Summit brings critical resources and tools to LGBTQ youth in the East Bay, where many of the LGBTQ youth are under-served lack access to these important resources."

The planning of The Time is Now: Youth Empowerment Summit has been a collaboration of LGBTQ youth and adult allies to provide educational resources, tools, and workshops that are directly relevant to the lives of LGBTQ youth of color. Workshop presentations will cover important topics such as educational justice, health and wellness, dance and art, finding support in schools, building family acceptance, combating bullying, and more. Our goal is to increase the support of LGBTQ youth in the East Bay by creating safe and supportive learning environments for LGBTQ youth through outreach, education, and advocacy.

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